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Source: Australian Government – Minister of Defence

The first group of around 200 US Marines have arrived at RAAF Base Darwin as part of the ninth Marine Rotational Force – Darwin (MRF-D).

Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC said their arrival was the result of extensive planning and coordination between both nations to address challenges posed by COVID-19.

“MRF-D is an important initiative that deepens interoperability between the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and the US military,” Minister Reynolds said.